A patient receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in the US. Photo: AFP A patient receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in the US. Photo: AFP
A patient receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in the US. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus vaccine protection fades within six months, UK study finds

  • The ZOE Covid-19 study was based on data from more than a million app users, underscoring the need for booster shots
  • It found the Pfizer/BioNTech efficacy fell from 88 to 74 per cent, and Oxford/AstraZeneca dropped from 77 to 67 per cent after four to five months

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A patient receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in the US. Photo: AFP A patient receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in the US. Photo: AFP
A patient receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in the US. Photo: AFP
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